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Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $3,275 per person
MAY - SEP 2022
Girl with cowboy and stagecoaches, USA

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Salt Lake City, Jackson (WY), Rapid City, Denver ...more Salt Lake City, Jackson (WY), Rapid City, Denver
  1. Day 1 Start Your Travels In Salt Lake City

    Saddle up for a Wild West family adventure starting with a relaxing afternoon together in Salt Lake City before meeting your travel buckeroos for a rootin’ tootin’ evening Kick-off Party with your Travel Director.

    meals Kickoff Party
    hotel Little America
  2. Day 2 Adventure On The Oregon Trail

    Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago, stopping at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon before travelling to the Old West town of Jackson. Walk through the town's famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers and step back in time as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops—all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. This evening, enjoy a Regional Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Dinner
    hotel Modern Mountain Motel
  3. Day 3 Enjoy Blue Skies On A Western Homestead

    Family fun awaits every day of this trip and today is no exception. If the season is right, today is your chance to get out on the water for some adventures. Rise early to float down the Snake River on an optional^, scenic wilderness float trip. It’s the most relaxing way to experience the river as you learn about the history, geology, and wildlife from an expert. guide. Later, discover dramatic shimmering peaks of the Teton range rising above alpine forests and lakes in iconic Grand Teton National Park. Travel onward to your Stays With Stories overnight nestled in the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. Built in 1923 and once a Native American trading spot, you’ll feast on a classic Western dinner before cozying up in their log-cabin style rooms before another big day in the fresh mountain air.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Togwotee Mountain Lodge
  4. Day 4 Roam The Wyoming Wilderness

    Giddy up cowboys and cowgirls. This morning is your choice: saddle up and go on a one-hour horseback trail ride through the Bridger-Teton National Forest, keeping an eye out for wildlife as you trot through the breathtaking scenery. If you'd rather get on the water, more wildlife and nature await on a whitewater raft trip^. Tonight, we stay inside the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park, where, from western-themed furnishings to massive stone fireplaces to a national historic landmark, each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. You’ll not only stay conveniently right in the park but feel good about your visit knowing that all Yellowstone National Park Lodges are stewards of the park, keeping a focus on preserving it for future generations.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel National Park Lodges
  5. Day 5 Enjoy Wonderous Yellowstone National Park

    Discover Yellowstone's astounding wonders—the thundering Yellowstone Falls, brilliantly colored hot springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. The highlight is a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. Do you know how to locate a bear or tell what it's been eating? Enjoy a stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park's abundance of wildlife.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Immerse Into The Culture Of The Old West

    Tip your Stetson to “Buffalo Bill” in his hometown of Cody and get a glimpse into the Spirit of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Delve into culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Holiday Inn Sheridan
  7. Day 7 Venture Into Rapid City

    After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Gaze at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and learn how your visit helps to preserve the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or consider an optional trip to the Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America's most famous landmarks from a different perspective.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Alex Johnson
  8. Day 8 Encounter The Traditions Of Black Hills

    Today, head for the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view the giant faces of former American presidents etched in the stone cliffs of Mount Rushmore. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and Farewell Dinner featuring your guide Stephen Yellowhawk (or another tribe member).

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Denver

    Travel to Denver, where you can extend your stay or transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home.

    meals Breakfast
Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos - End Denver
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Kickoff Party
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • 8 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, the Black Hills, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song.
  • Stays With Stories Built in 1923 and once a Native American trading spot nestled in the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Dates & Prices

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Service was great. Everything went as scheduled.
Vacation
Lots of fun experiences were included. Loved the covered wagon rides, the rafting and many delicious meals and entertainment.
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